Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eight Month Faves & Chalkboard Print Coupon Code

Happy One Week 'til Thanksgiving! More importantly, Happy One Week & One Day Until Christmas Tree Decorating! Even though I don't do a lot of decorating for this holiday, it is one of my favorites (although let's be serious...what holiday isn't...) and I cannot wait to plan our menu! Cheesy potatoes (yes, the ones that I dumped upside down into our brand new oven this summer), Stuffing cupcakes and a deep fried Turkey are the staples. Anyway, enough holiday chatter (ok, there can never be too much...) let's move on to 8 Month Favorites!



Silicone Baby Bib - As soon as you start finger foods... you should start silicone baby bibs. It is a catch-all and prevents you from having to sweep a thousand times per day or find cereal in between your baby's toes. Bonus, you can wash them at the end of the day in the sink with & not have fifteen bibs in the laundry at the end of the week! :)
Wooden Activity Walker - Harper absolutely loves this thing. Now that she is standing (and almost walking!) she loves to climb on this, push it across the floor (on it's back, not standing all the way up yet) and play with all of it's parts & pieces. Plus, it is the cutest wooden toy of all time. (Side note - we had to take the drum stick things away from her because she flings them around too much & I'm afraid she'll poke her eye out!)
Plum Organic Puffs - I had these on our favorites list from just a little before Harper turned 8 months. She has now progressed to eating cheerios, goldfish, and all other sorts of other finger foods in addition to these. But they are amazing for starting out with finger foods... they dissolve within five seconds of being in their mouth.
BabyGanics Foamin' Fun Bath Soap - Now that Harper is obsessed with her bath time, I had to go on the hunt for a cheaper (can't afford California baby every time!) bath soap that still gets lots of bubbles! This was the winner. The way it squirts from the bottle makes it extra foamy and she is mesmerized by all the bubbles in the tub. Plus it makes bath time way more fun  with a foaming Santa beard!
Elefun Ball Popper - Harper got this as a gift from our good friends who said it was always a big hit with their little boys...and as always.. they were right! She loves this thing! Her favorite part? Turning on the blower button and pointing the trunk at her face! :)
Summer Infant Sure & Secure Gate - Now that this kid is constantly on the GO... this is a lifesaver. We have been able to block off a whole room for her & it is secure enough that she can stand up and lean against it. And the mesh is great because she smashes her face against it at least thirty times a day.
Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat - Finally time to upgrade from the infant car seat! Little munchkin was getting too cramped. The Britax Marathon has some of the highest safety ratings & almost everyone we know with kids has it & raves about it.



And finally, chalkboard prints have been listed in my etsy shop! For the time being, I am offering just the digital files until the holidays are over. With all of the upcoming festivities & travel plans, I have decided to hold off with printing & shipping until the new year. But until then, please use coupon code 30OFFCHALK for 30% off all digital chalkboard prints!
The sizes listed in the shop are all that I have available at this time. Unfortunately the Thankful print wasn't scaled properly when I drew it (not thinking about printing at that time) so it is only available in a 5x7. I hope to add some more Christmas prints before end of the month!

Harper's Holiday Nursery is up next!! :)


25 comments:

  1. That wooden activity walker looks awesome! May have to add this to Beckett's Holiday wish list :)

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  2. My daughter has several of your favorites as well. Most recently was the purchase of her Britax convertible which we both love!

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  3. I am digging Harpers walker, especially loving that its wooden. Keeping in mind for baby number two :) & I couldn't agree more about Britax when it comes to carseats, they know whats up

    Hannah

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  4. Yay!!! I've been waiting for you to sell these prints in the shop since you first posted about them! So excited, I just bought 1 of each!!

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  5. As per usual, saving these favs for our little one on the way!

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  6. I love your monthly favorites! Our first baby is coming any day now, and I've already gone out and grabbed some of the things from your first two months' lists.

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  7. I seriously think I've pinned all of your 'favorites' for when I have my own kids haha. I also love your prints!! I wish I could do that!

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  8. wow, your chalkboard designs are ALWAYS amazing.....so cool that they're prints now! Also, can't wait to see Harper's holiday nursery!

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  9. Yay! We just got those puffs for our 8-month-old so hopefully he likes those as much as Harper does.

    Oh, one note about the car seat: I got an email from Toys R Us today about a product recall for the Britax convertible car seat. I'm not sure if the Marathon is one of the affected models, but here's a link if you wanna check it out: http://www.toysrusinc.com/safety/recalls/britax-convertible-car-seat/?csm=397541691&csc=2323213&csa=397622581&csu=2328785

    Happy Week-Before-Thanksgiving!

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  10. Just wanted to say thanks for posting. Your posts always brighten my day! Looking forward to see what you have up your sleeve this holiday season!!

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  11. So funny about pointing the blower of the elephant in her face, that is my daughters faveorite thing also.

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  12. Super cute! Love all of the stuff and her of course! Literally soooooo excited to see her room!!!! EEEEEEP :)

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  13. Can I just say how helpful your blog is!!! I love it! I am pregnant and I find myself reading your blog every time you post. Thank you for sharing.

    hugs!

    lily

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  14. The walker thing looks pretty bomb. My son will be 6 months old at Christmas....this may have to be something we get for fun that he can grow into for a couple months. Shout out from Iowa.....I'm a Cyclone but my husband is a Hawk :))

    sashon.blogspot.com

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  15. what site do you use to make your monthly favorites??? I love the idea!!

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  16. loving how you have prints now of your pretty chalkboards -- I am definitely thinking about ordering one! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  17. It's the little things, like one of your blog posts, that make my day. I love your monthly favorites, and I'm so excited about the chalkboard prints. Can't wait to see Harper's festive nursery!

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  18. love harper's pj's what a cutie!
    can't wait to see your christmas decorations!

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  19. I love the walker and pajamas! Very cute! Are you going to do Elf on the Shelf with Harper?

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  20. Can we get a post with your favorite holiday recipes? =]

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  21. I absolutely LOVE you blog and watching Harper grow. Our girls are only a few weeks apart. Grace was born March 8th and it is nice to hear all the advice just a few weeks ahead of time.
    I absolutely wracked my brain over which car seat and all of the safety ratings and went totally bonkers reading all of the "mommy" reviews. I just ordered the Britax Marathon this morning and read your blog today. Shew made me feel so much better.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)
    P.S. Thanks for the music playlist...it's awesome!

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  22. Hello! Love your blog!

    Can I get your stuffing cupcake recipe??

    Thanks!

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  23. I don't want to sound like a psycho, but I saw a post on a facebook group that the walker was recently recalled & I remembered you got it for Harper! I'm guessing she doesn't use it anymore, but they said that a bolt can come loose and fall off... I'm sure it's fine I just thought I'd comment so you can keep extra sure the bolts are tight. Seriously, there is too much out there to worry about (I actually saw the post bc someone posted that some zipper pj's were recalled... wtf?)

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  24. Having silicone baby bibs in starting solid is really in demand especially to every mothers that doesn't want to spend more money to buy many baby bibs. Mothers need to have baby bibs that can surely meet what they are expecting. I think it is really important to know what toddlers want to do when they reach eight months or let's just say that it's their starting point to learn how to play and touch many things. By these baby items and toys, toddlers gets interested about the many things.

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  25. I agree with what you say about the silicone bibs. It is why no other bibs has worked for me. Easy to clean and very safe for baby's use.

    http://ghcbibs.com

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